Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurates Raisina Dialogue, lauds Narendra Modi's economic policies

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated the third edition of the geo-political conference, 'Raisina Dialogue', in New Delhi on Tuesday and laid stress on the need to develop economic, military and political power to emerge as a strong nation.

PTI January 16, 2018 20:31:38 IST
Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurates Raisina Dialogue, lauds Narendra Modi's economic policies

New Delhi: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurated the third edition of the geo-political conference, 'Raisina Dialogue', in New Delhi on Tuesday and laid stress on the need to develop economic, military and political power to emerge as a strong nation.

Benjamin Netanyahu inaugurates Raisina Dialogue lauds Narendra Modis economic policies

Benjamin Netanyahu at the Raisina Dialogue 2018. Twitter/ @orfonline

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also attended the inaugural session. Delivering his inaugural address, the Israeli premier appreciated the efforts being made by the Narendra Modi government to cut bureaucratic red tape and improve ease of doing business.

Netanyahu, on a six-day visit to India, said a government can both facilitate and block economic growth. Growth is possible when there is a free market which facilitates innovation by business entities, he said.

Referring to economic growth, he said, "The weak don't survive, the strong survive...you make alliance with the strong."

He said that to defend a nation, one needs a strong military which in turn requires a lot of money. The money, he said, comes from a strong economy.

Netanyahu stressed that alliance between democracies was important.

The event, jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and Observer Research Foundation (ORF), is a multilateral conference aimed at addressing challenging issues globally.

The theme of the dialogue this year is 'Managing Disruptive Transitions: Ideas, Institutions and Idioms'.

Updated Date:

also read

Will not be silenced, says Al-Jazeera after Israeli airstrike in Gaza destroys building with media outlets
World

Will not be silenced, says Al-Jazeera after Israeli airstrike in Gaza destroys building with media outlets

The Associated Press, which also had its bureau in the building, termed the airstrike 'incredibly disturbing' and said that the world would know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened today

Gaza attacks: Joe Biden says Israel has ‘right to defend’ itself, hopes violence ends ‘sooner than later’
World

Gaza attacks: Joe Biden says Israel has ‘right to defend’ itself, hopes violence ends ‘sooner than later’

The US president spoke to Benjamin Netanyahu days after Jerusalem conducted strikes on the Gaza Strip; Hamas retaliated by launching over 1,200 rockets the other way

Hamas' Gaza City commander killed in Israeli airstrike; 53 Palestinians, six Israelis dead so far
World

Hamas' Gaza City commander killed in Israeli airstrike; 53 Palestinians, six Israelis dead so far

Besides the Hamas commander in charge of Gaza City, the airstrikes killed several other senior militants involved in rocket production